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CANBERRA -- "The issue at the moment is that the industry doesn't know where the bottom is. The market is very confused," Simon Westaway, chief executive of Australian Tourism Industry Council, told The Sydney Morning Herald.

A report from the Australian Trade and Investment Commission said that Australia's tourism industry is facing about a 55 billion Australian dollar (37.7 billion U.S. dollar) downturn in financial year 2020/21 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

It comes after Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday that it was "not unreasonable" to assume that international travel would not resume until July 2021, except to New Zealand, as the virus continues to spread around the world.

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LILONGWE -- "With your help, we will restore a new generation's faith in the possibility of having a government that serves, not a government that rules; a government that inspires, not a government that infuriates; a government that listens, not a government that shouts; a government that fights for you not against you," President-elect of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera said on Sunday.

Chakwera, 65, took the oath of office following his victory in the Tuesday fresh election.

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NEW DELHI -- "During the pandemic, the demand for spices including ginger, turmeric and other spices has increased not only in Asia but also in America. The entire world is focused on increasing their immunity at this time, and these immunity enhancing ingredients are linked with our country," Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.

In his monthly address to the nation "Mann Ki Baat" (Talking from the Heart), Modi appealed to the countrymen to fight coronavirus and strengthen the nation's economy.

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SINGAPORE -- "The search for vaccines may take some time, but we will maximise our chances of tackling COVID-19 by working together," Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Lee wrote that a global pandemic requires a coordinated global response, especially in scientific research and government actions.

Singapore has been doing its part collecting and analyzing data on the COVID-19, in order to better understand this new threat, "but our efforts alone are not enough," he added. Enditem

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